It doesn’t have to be classical works, though — I’ve found inspiration in Japanese anime, in stuff I’ve found on deviantart.com, in local artists in my area.8. Along the same lines, it can be inspiring to download and play great music, from Mozart to Beethoven to the Beatles to Radiohead.
Play it in the background as you write, and allow it to lift you up and move you.9. Conversations with my friends, in real life, on the phone or via IM, have inspired some of my best posts.
I love to spend quiet time with them, taking walks or reading.
I love to have fun with them, playing board games or having pillow fights.
Good for its writing style, its voice, its rhythm and ability to pull you along to the end. And bad magazines, while perhaps not the best models for writing, can still be inspirations for ideas for good blog posts.
These magazines, as they don’t draw readers with great writing, find interesting story angles to attract an audience.5. Sometimes, while watching a movie, a character will say something so interesting that I’ll say, “That would make a great blog post! ” Sometimes screenwriters can write beautiful dialog.(Edit: I had “diversity” instead of “adversity” here and have now corrected … Write down thoughts and inspirations and quotes and snippets of good writing you find and pieces of dialog and plot ideas and new characters. If you usually get up, get ready for work, and leave, try exercising in the morning or watching the sunrise. Then go back to this journal when you need ideas or inspiration.22. This popular bookmarking site is a treasure trove of great articles and blog posts and resources. He’s not the only playwright, of course, but he’s undoubtedly the greatest, and the greatest master of the English language as well. If you usually watch TV at the end of the day, try reading or writing instead. Still, those ideas can be beautiful and inspiring in and of themselves. I’m not saying you have to read a wide array of forums every day, but if you’re looking for information, trawling some good forums isn’t a bad idea.7. For the writer aspiring to greater heights, there is no better inspiration that great art, in my experience.While it doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing the art in person, I like to find inspiring works of art and put it on my computer desktop for contemplation (Michelangelo’s Pieta is there right now).I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite ways of finding inspiration — some of them obvious, some of them less so. Aside from this blog, there are dozens of great blogs on writing and every topic under the sun. If you happen to overhear a snippet of interesting dialog, jot it down in your writing journal as soon as possible.But it’s always good to have reminders, and if you haven’t used a few of these sources of inspiration in awhile (or ever), give them a go.1. I like to read about what works for others — it inspires me to action! It can serve as a model or inspiration for later writing.4. Good magazines aren’t always filled with great writing, but you can usually find one good piece of either fiction or non-fiction.I can’t say I’m an expert at any of these religions, but I can say that any time I’ve spent reading the ideas of religion have paid off for me in inspiration.19. I used to be a newspaper reporter and editor, and I’ve become jaded to newspapers. If fine paintings and sculpture inspire you to greater heights, photography of some of the most talented people in the world can show what everyday humans can do if they try. The news seems like an endless cycle of the same thing, happening over and over again. Within this brainstorm of ideas, you’ll most likely find a few nuggets of greatness. I like Flickr.com, a real wealthy of amazing photography. Go to a busy public place and just sit and watch people. There is no writer more deserving of our study and more inspirational to other writers.25. A set of colourful and detailed images to be used as stimuli for descriptive writing.